Daily Bible Inspirations

Diamond in a Simple Parcel

by Pastor Ken

That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith…. that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 3:17, 19

A diamond miner in South Africa found the biggest diamond in the world. It was as big as a lemon. He chose four trusted bodyguards to presumably deliver the precious rock to London for him. But when they arrived in London they opened the box to find only a piece of coal inside.

When the miner heard, what happened he told them not to worry. The diamond was fine. And a few days later when the postman delivered the diamond in a plain box marked ‘parcel post’, the bodyguards saw for themselves that what the miner said was true.

Jesus could easily be compared to the precious diamond. Instead of being delivered in a flurry of pomp and circumstance, He came as a humble son of a carpenter—a simple parcel, so to speak. But inside was the priceless treasure of God’s unconditional love.

If you will allow yourself to be rooted in God’s love, it will keep you safe and strong. You will have the privilege and power of knowing how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. You will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. You will be the temple of the living God and He will be your father and your friend.

Prayer: LORD, live within me and fill me with Your love. In the priceless name of Jesus, I pray, amen.